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United States and Peru Trade Achievements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) met in Washington, D.C. to recognize valuable market access achievements for several longstanding issues for both the United States and Peru, including American fresh and chilled pork, rough and brown rice, live cattle, and beef. This success is the culmination of many years of hard work between the U.S. and Peru’s technical agencies. [Source: USDA APHIS]

On April 10th, Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the expanded access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chilled pork, a market that could generate $5 million annually in additional pork sales.

USDA continuously seeks opportunities for US agricultural products and producers to expand access to overseas markets and contribute to a positive US trade balance, to create jobs and to support economic growth. The past six years have represented the strongest period for American agricultural exports in the history of our country. In fiscal year 2014 American farmers and ranchers exported a record $152.5 billion of food and agricultural products to consumers worldwide.